After four feature-length films, The Purge franchise is making its way to the small screen for a 10 episode television event. Check out the official trailer that was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con below.
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
The Purge is written and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.
The Purge will premiere Tuesday, September 4th at 10/9c on USA Network with the premiere and finale episodes simulcast on SYFY.